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McGowan, Carl E.
Born May 7, 1911, in Hymera, IN
Died December 21, 1987, in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Nominated by John F. Kennedy on January 15, 1963, to a seat vacated by Henry W. Edgerton. Confirmed by the Senate on March 15, 1963, and received commission on March 27, 1963. Served as chief judge, 1981. Assumed senior status on August 31, 1981. Service terminated on December 21, 1987, due to death.

Education:
Dartmouth College, A.B., 1932
Columbia Law School, LL.B., 1936

Professional Career:
Private practice, New York City, 1936-1939
Faculty, Northwestern Law School, 1939-1942, 1948-1949
U.S. Naval Reserve, 1942-1945
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1946-1948
Counsel, Gov. Adlai E. Stevenson II, Illinois, 1949-1953
Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1953-1963
General counsel, Chicago and North Western Railway, 1957-1963

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, August 16, 1962; no Senate vote
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